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“My ambition is handicapped by laziness”

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Thanks Brett, great read. Agree that there’ve been too many pre-new-false dawns to get too excited by this but it is refreshing to hear the same from the players. I’m getting very keen on the Spring tour now to see where we stand against the NH teams. Outside of NZ, most of these guys have only had to play at home for the last 2 championships so it’ll be good for them to experience different teams/conditions.

Wallabies pre-dawn: Why learning from the Townsville win is another important step

For me, McMahon is a straight swap for Samu if you were to give him a run. And as Dave has said, Pete has been incredible off the bench. I wouldn’t mess with it unless they’re planning on resting a host of players.

Wallabies pre-dawn: Why learning from the Townsville win is another important step

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Three more overseas players set to join Wallabies on spring tour as Giteau Law sidestepped

Yeah it’s just one of those things that’s a little disappointing. No one seems to know so I hope someone clarifies it soon.

Agree re: timezones. Outside of World Cups I struggle to find the energy to stay up or get up at 2am for matches. Japan will be an easy one though.

Three more overseas players set to join Wallabies on spring tour as Giteau Law sidestepped

I use vipbox whenever I need to stream games for free. Lots of pop-ups at first but then it’s usually quite good re: quality.

I’d hope (and expect) 9 Gem to televise all Wallabies games like they have done so far.

Three more overseas players set to join Wallabies on spring tour as Giteau Law sidestepped

Spicy Plums will protect his Willie, Chook.

'When you think they're done they rise up': Why Boks can shock the All Blacks

Great article. Let’s hope we see the stubborn Bokke tonight. Disagree with everything the ABs do and make life difficult!

'When you think they're done they rise up': Why Boks can shock the All Blacks

EDIT: Sorry I didn’t realise the editors didn’t publish my opening paragraph until now. Here’s the quote I wanted in full for anyone interested:

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.”

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Maybe the players fronting the media can wear some form of dog collar that issues zaps whenever certain words or phrases are uttered.

The Thursday rugby two-up: Quick falls and rough landings

True Waxy and even harder when you don’t make changes to your personnel to help mix up the game plan. I expect it will be more of the same, just harder and more intense. Big focus on improved D.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Yeah agree, I expect that they’ll stick to the same game plan but just try and execute it better and improve their defence.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Yeah was just a bit of cheeky fun born out of boredom. It’s difficult these days to not offend at least one person so I accept that and just hope the majority find it enjoyable enough to read.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

And during darker times, especially through COVID, his work is very relevant:

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

If he managed to slip in “game of 2 halves” somewhere it would’ve been bingo!

The Thursday rugby two-up: Quick falls and rough landings

Biggest winners are absolutely Wallabies fans. It’s been a rough trot recently and the last 2 games have been a huge shot in the arm. Living alone in lockdown can be rough so these last 2 weeks have really given me something to look forward to on the weekend. Sport can be a beautiful thing, especially when you’re winning.

The Thursday rugby two-up: Quick falls and rough landings

Great post, thanks mate. Hope it’s a cracking game this weekend.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Apologies Pete, not my intention. There has been a lot of criticism and negativty in these boards around Rassie, the Boks style of play and as you say, certain infringements. Painted a bit of a story that the Boks are the bad boys. Was only meant as a bit of playful exaggeration but there’s obviously no good and evil etc.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Frans v Jordie. Longest kick wins. Losers buy the beers.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

No offense intended mate, it was meant to be an over-exaggeration. The simple takeaway was; try something different.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Yes, unfortunately the team was named after I submitted this (who names a team on a Tuesday, honestly?!). Not sure how Reinarch didn’t get a bench spot but they gain a bit more parity in the pack with Lood back. Looks like a much more stable bench now its 5/3 and you have the experience and safety of Frans Steyn to fall back on if needed. As Harry suggests; drop goal party?

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

He’s a depraved man but I love his writing! Women is also fantastic when you’re done with Post Office.

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

I really wanted to see Cobus come in but he hasn’t even grabbed a spot on the bench. I’m not sure on Goosen, I don’t think I’ve seen him play since his Super Rugby days with the Cheetahs!

A message to the Springboks: If you’re going to try, go all the way

Shame Cheslin is still out. Good to get Lood back and Marco on the bench. I suspect quite a few will be unhappy with Kwagga starting though!

Coach says Boks lost their 'soul' and Wallabies beat them at their game as names side for All Blacks clash

Pants: on
Hangover: gone
Dignity: lost

The Wrap: Wallabies rocket ahead while the Springboks are lost in space

Thanks for the article Geoff. It’s great to see this team put together 2 very good performances in a row, something we haven’t been able to do for a while. Again, we will need to be on our game and try to go for 3 in a row which I’m not sure when the last time the Wallabies have done this?

P.S can we just put all home Bledisloes in the future at Suncorp? It’s now some record the Wallabies have playing on that turf!

The Wrap: Wallabies rocket ahead while the Springboks are lost in space

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